Texts previously uploaded were:
Priestley, Joseph. 1778. Description of a Chart of Biography (main explanatory text). 7th edn. J. Johnson. London. This PDF file is a rough approximation of the first part of the original book. This file preserves the line-breaks and pagination, and roughly imitates the layout of the original. The original book of 1778 is my own copy.
Barbeu-Dubourg, Jacques. 1753. Chronography or Depiction of Time. Paris. Explanatory booklet for Chart. Original French (images only) and translation by Stephen Boyd Davis, assisted by Christine North, October 2009. From a photocopy in the Rare Books Collection, Princeton University Library (Call number: D11 .B372 1753a), taken from an original of the explanatory booklet held by the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.The new text is:
Priestley, Joseph. 1764 and 1778. Description of a Chart of Biography (list of the c2000 names in the chart). 1st and 7th edn. J. Johnson. London. This PDF file is a rough approximation of the second part of Priestley’s Description (the first edition of 1764). It is an index to the 2000 individuals in the Chart of Biography itself. Annotations in grey within [square brackets] indicate differences between the 1764 and 1778 editions. They also indicate names which were in the 1764 addenda called Names omitted in the Catalogue. Each name is followed by a date – usually either d. (died) or fl. (flourished) – and one or more alphabetic indicators of the role of the individual. I will add Priestley’s introduction and explanation of these when I have time. Many entries take this form: Charles the Bald. d. 876. 53 – meaning that Charles the Bald died in 876 at the age of 53.